HyperDic: votary

English > 3 senses of the word votary:
NOUNperson votaryone bound by vows to a religion or life of worship or service
person votarya priest or priestess (or consecrated worshipper) in a non-Christian religion or cult
person votarya devoted (almost religiously so) adherent of a cause or person or activity
English > votary: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningOne bound by vows to a religion or life of worship or service.
BroaderreligiousA member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
Spanishdevoto
Catalandevot
English > votary: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA priest or priestess (or consecrated worshipper) in a non-Christian religion or cult.
Example"a votary of Aphrodite"
Narrowerbacchant(classical mythology) a priest or votary of Bacchus
bacchante(classical mythology) a priestess or votary of Bacchus
vestal virgin(Roman mythology) one of the virgin priestesses consecrated to the Roman goddess Vesta and to maintaining the sacred fire in her temple
Broaderpriest, non-Christian priestA person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion
Spanishadorador, devoto
Catalandevot
English > votary: 3 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA devoted (almost religiously so) adherent of a cause or person or activity.
Example"the cultured votary of science"
Broaderdisciple, adherentsomeone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another

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